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Study Abroad | London
Spring 2024: Academics

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AcadEmics Overview

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Program Options

Program Name Early Start Available Credits Notes
Multi Discipline
Early Start Available: No Credits: up to 16

Students can select from a wide range of courses across different academic areas including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Media Arts & Design, Life Sciences, Architecture & Cites or Computer Science.

FASHION MODULES
There are a limited number of places for study abroad students, who are majoring in Fashion at their home institution, on theory modules from the Fashion Business Management degree program. More information is available from the AIFS Program Manager.

No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail options are not available.

Accounting

Architecture

Area Studies

Art

Art History

Biological Sciences and Biochemsitry

Biology

Biomedical Sciences

Business

Business Info Management and Operations

Communications

Computer Science

Contemporay Media Practice

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

Criminology

Digital Media

Economics

Economics and Quantitative Methods

English

English Language

English Literature

Entrepreneurship

Fashion

Fashion Business Management

Fashion Design

Fashion Merchandising

Film Studies

Finance and Accounting

Fine Arts

Foreign Language

Gender Studies

HR Management & Leadership and Professional Development

History

Hospitality Management

Law

Literature

Management

Management and Maketing

Marketing

Medical Science

Mixed Media Fine Art

Music

Nutrition, Pharmacology and Physiology

Photography

Political Science

Politics and International Relations

Psychology

Religious Studies

Social Science

Sociology

Spanish Language

Statistics

Studies of Language

Technology

Theater Studies

Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Westminster Plus Elective

Academic Credit & Transcripts

Credit Transfer

As a part of the AIFS application for semester programs, you will complete a Course Approval Form, which will be signed off by your study abroad office staff and/or faculty at your university.

For J Term/Summer programs, no such approval form is needed; however, students are still responsible for ensuring credit can be brought back from their overseas program.
In any case, we recommend getting additional courses approved in case you need to change courses while abroad.

Overseas universities do not use the credit system employed by American institutions. AIFS students must make special arrangements to transfer credits, but since AIFS courses are given at recognized universities or the AIFS Centers (which are transcripted by Fairfield University), there usually is no difficulty in arranging transfer credit toward U.S. degrees provided the proper procedure is followed.

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

Many of the European institutions that AIFS works with award credits under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ECTS enables cooperating institutions to measure and compare a student’s performance and facilitates the transfer of credits from the European institution to the U.S institution.

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

Language levels are defined according to the CEFR and will be listed on your transcript on completion of the program. CEFR organizes language proficiency into six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) which can be regrouped into three broad levels according to the needs of the local institution: Beginner: A1, A2/U.S. Level 100; Intermediate: B1, B2/U.S. Level 200-300; Advanced: C1, C2/U.S. Level 400

Transcripts

When you complete your program, an official transcript is sent to your home institution directly from AIFS Abroad or the host university. Another official transcript may be retained by AIFS Abroad in Stamford, but this is not the case for all programs. Please contact transcripts@aifs.com to find out how to request additional transcripts. 
 
Generally, your school should receive your transcript 60 days after completion of the program. (Cannes Semester programs, Perth, Sydney, Dublin, Limerick, and Wellington Programs exception: Transcripts issued and retained by the host universities. Transcripts for the Cannes Semester programs are issued by Chapman University.)
 
Transcripts may come without an English-language translation, so participants will need to organize translations with their home university.

Academic Records

Credit assessment methods in overseas universities may not be comparable to those in U.S. universities. Grading may involve exams, papers, individual projects, class discussion or some combination of these. Although academic institutions abroad may grade on a variety of scales, admissions counselors and registrars at U.S. institutions are familiar with international grading systems and can convert grades.

Course Selection

AIFS Program Advisors are available to assist you in the process. The following procedure is recommended:

Read course descriptions for the selected program and select courses. Obtain approval from your academic or study abroad advisor for the preliminary courses selected. Final approval of credit transfer for completed courses is at the discretion of the Registrar or appropriate official at the home institution. Students must ascertain that courses taken meet their individual academic program requirements. Recommended credits in this catalog are based on 15 classroom hours per semester credit.

I would absolutely recommend this program. The trip has been such a positive experience. Wonderful program!

AIFS has a lot to offer. The more I talked to American students from other programs, the more I realized that AIFS was clearly the best choice

This program opened my eyes to a culture and society I knew very little about. I made great friends and had a fabulous time during the process. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

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